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Insights from a planned approach to promoting the NSS on a large programme (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Bennett, P., & Allen, D. (2018, December). Insights from a planned approach to promoting the NSS on a large programme. Presented at UWE NSS Best Practice Event

The Business and Management NSS sample is large, typically between 190 to 230 students. For the programme team this size presents significant challenges in assuring an adequate response rate whilst encouraging students to take a more rounded view of... Read More about Insights from a planned approach to promoting the NSS on a large programme.

Convergence across Spanish provinces: Cross-section and pairwise evidence (2012)
Journal Article
Webber, D. J., White, P., Minondo, A., & Allen, D. O. (2012). Convergence across Spanish provinces: Cross-section and pairwise evidence

Distribution free statistics are employed to investigate biennial income per capita convergence across 52 Spanish provinces over the period 1955-1997. Based upon ideas of concordance and discordance that capture convergence and divergence properties,... Read More about Convergence across Spanish provinces: Cross-section and pairwise evidence.

Attendance and exam performance at university: A case study (2010)
Journal Article
Allen, D. O., & Webber, D. J. (2010). Attendance and exam performance at university: A case study. Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 15(1), 33-47. https://doi.org/10.1080/13596740903565319

The link between absenteeism and students' academic performance at university is perpetually a hot topic for teaching academics. Most studies suggest the effect is negative, although the strength of this effect is in dispute. The issue is complicated... Read More about Attendance and exam performance at university: A case study.

Congestion in the Chinese automobile and textile industries revisited (2009)
Journal Article
Flegg, A. T., & Allen, D. O. (2009). Congestion in the Chinese automobile and textile industries revisited. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 43(3), 177-191

This paper re-examines a problem of congested inputs in the Chinese automobile and textile industries, which was identified by Cooper et al. [5]. Since these authors employed a single approach in measuring congestion, it is worth exploring whether a... Read More about Congestion in the Chinese automobile and textile industries revisited.

Income convergence across U.S. States: An analysis using measures of concordance and discordance (2005)
Journal Article
Webber, D. J., White, P., & Allen, D. O. (2005). Income convergence across U.S. States: An analysis using measures of concordance and discordance. Journal of Regional Science, 45(3), 565-589. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0022-4146.2005.00384.x

This paper presents methods to analyze convergence in cross-sectional data collected over time using distribution free statistics that are not sensitive to the magnitudes involved. Measures of concordance and discordance are employed in the empirical... Read More about Income convergence across U.S. States: An analysis using measures of concordance and discordance.